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Old 23 April 2006, 18:06   #21
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Ignoring the engine hp, consider Robins Tiffino, Ribcraft 585, merticulously maintained, would have no quarms about a channel crossing on her.

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I'd take a Ribcraft over a Ribtec any day!

But if it's a 3 year old plus Rib tec then the hull would have been made by trio mouldings (them boys are good BTW) and the toobs by Henshaws (them boys are good too)
for me the ride is a bit wobbly but they are ok.

If it's made in SA then I wouldn't touch it!
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Old 24 April 2006, 19:49   #22
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I'd take a Ribcraft over a Ribtec any day!

But if it's a 3 year old plus Rib tec then the hull would have been made by trio mouldings (them boys are good BTW) and the toobs by Henshaws (them boys are good too)
for me the ride is a bit wobbly but they are ok.

If it's made in SA then I wouldn't touch it!
I know I'd biaised but the Ribtec ride is a strange beast but once mastered can be a very rewarding ride. I believe the reverse scallope chines on the hull cause this.

In rough seas its rides pretty well and does slam. Landing is very smooth too.

In calm stuff mine is a little stern heavy with the back pod full of people but once its going it flies. Trim it out all the way and it's like flying a plane not boating. I wouldn't decribe it as wobbly though.

Have a look here to see it in action.

About 1/2 way through you can see it ridding quite nicely over the chop.

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Old 25 April 2006, 19:13   #23
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I owned a 585 for many years and diven 100's of hours in her.

The boat never let me down.
I felt safe even in some very harsh conditions around the back of the wight.
She is soft on landing providing you keep the forward momentum as she comes off the wave.
She was well balanced with a yam 115 and was nippy with it.
Very nimble on the turns.
Only downsides are she gives a wet ride and the rope work on the tubes is not very robust.

At the time Ribtec had an excellent reputation and their boats, especially the 585 is highly respected.

All in all a top boat!
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Old 26 April 2006, 09:43   #24
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What is the relationship between Pascoe and Ribtec?

http://www.pascoeinternational.com/page/rangec
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Old 26 April 2006, 14:37   #25
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Have a look here to see it in action.

About 1/2 way through you can see it ridding quite nicely over the chop.

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What a video! Has fulfilled my rib dose for the evening! What did you edit the video with? I use a MAC G5 at work to do my editing.

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6m hulls are rare, there was a 6m hull with a Volvo diesel stern drive (105 hp) built about 96 time which was very frugal. Pete

Apropos to nothing, but that particular boat, blue tubes with VP logo's was sitting at Felixstowe Ferry Yacht Club about 4 yrs ago looking very sorry for itself. I recall when it came out that it got rave reviews as a very economic but not particularly fast boat. This was before the days of Mercruiser 120's and Volvo D3's.
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My Ribtec 585 is excellent. I'm very happy with it. It is 1996 hull
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What is the relationship between Pascoe and Ribtec?

http://www.pascoeinternational.com/page/rangec

I quote "Tenders and custom runabouts based on the acclaimed Ribtec hulls."

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I quote "Tenders and custom runabouts based on the acclaimed Ribtec hulls."

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Difficult to understand that when I beleive Ribeye absorbed Ribtec into their organisation.
The Ribeye 8mtr is based on a pascoe hull and now pascoe ribs are part of the Ribeye/ribtec conglomerate I believe.
Also Chris,are you knocking them from an educated viewpoint or just from hearsay on this site,you're very welcome to have a good look at mine if you don't mind me bringing it on your cruise!
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Difficult to understand that when I beleive Ribeye absorbed Ribtec into their organisation.
The Ribeye 8mtr is based on a pascoe hull and now pascoe ribs are part of the Ribeye/ribtec conglomerate I believe.
Also Chris,are you knocking them from an educated viewpoint or just from hearsay on this site,you're very welcome to have a good look at mine if you don't mind me bringing it on your cruise!
Its my understanding that Ribtec and Ribeyes are not made by the same company. They are only distributed in the UK by the same company.

I'm not knocking the boats I just quoted from the website and I'm commenting generally on South African produced boats not just Ribtecs or Ribeyes.

As a ribtec owner and somebody who has owned various RIBS previously I think I can make an educated viewpoint on this matter.

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